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Berroco Design Team


A unique neck accessory formed from lacy mitered squares, designed to drape gracefully around the shoulders.

One Size


Finished Measurements

Approximately 17" wide (at widest point) x 58" around lower edge.  



3 Hanks Berroco Lago (50 grs), #8410 Steelpan

Straight knitting needles, size 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

2 St markers



14 sts = 4"; 23 rows = 4" in St st




Cowl is begun with a center square.  Sts are then picked up along side edges of center square and worked out, forming a second smaller square on right edge (as it faces you) and St st back section on left edge.


Center Square

Cast on 85 sts.

Row 1 (WS):  K42, place marker, k1, place marker, k42.

*  Rows 2 and 4 (RS):  K to 2 sts before marker, SSK, sl marker, k1, sl marker, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 3:  Purl.

Row 5:  Knit.

Row 6:  Wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st (including SSK and k2 tog), rep Row 2.

Row 7:   Knit, dropping all extra yo's.

Row 8:  Rep Row 2.

Row 9:  Knit.  

Rep from * twice more, (3 drop st stripes), then work all sts in St st, continuing to dec 1 st before first marker and after second marker every RS row as before.  When 3 sts remain, end on RS.  P3 tog, then fasten off.  With RS facing you, measure down 3" from top corner of square and mark right edge.


Smaller Square

Cast on 32 sts, then with RS facing you, pick up k33 sts along right upper edge of center square (as it faces you) to marker (see schematic)  Knit 1 row on WS.  Beg at *, complete same as center square.


Back Section

With RS facing you, pick up and k42 sts along left upper edge of center square (see schematic).  Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 1", end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 - 41 sts.  Rep this dec every 1½" 9 times more - 32 sts.  Work even until piece measures 16" from beg, end on WS.  Bind off.



With RS facing you, measure down 8" from bound-off edge on right edge of back  section (as it faces you) and place marker.   Sew this marked edge to right upper edge (as it faces you) of smaller square from point of square to top of first drop st stripe (see schematic).